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Meet Jessica Phoenix of Ignite Your FIYAH

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Phoenix.

Hi Jessica, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Greetings! I’m Jessica ‘Phoenix” Brundidge. Entrepreneur, Artistic Director, Movement Healing Specialist, Certified Fitness Yoga & Meditation I am an advocate for Afro Diaspora connection and Community Wellness.

Phoenix is my given name by my earliest Dance mentors symbolizing the Rising Phoenix bird. I began my introduction to the power of the body through Dance as early as 6. My mother danced when she was young too. I was technically trained in Ballet Tap & Jazz to start then migrated through Preprofessional Tap performance to Hip-Hop to more African-based movement.

I trained and performed right up through college until my accident midway through my time at Howard University. I took a full year (plus some) to fully recover from a shattered pelvis and broken jaw… The 2006 car accident and how I uplifted from some of my darkest moments changed everything. After graduating from HU, The way I lived life the next decade of my life was truly like a Phoenix Rising.

I went after my passion & purpose with no fear. I had experienced early on the depths of the darkness that can reside unhealed in the soul. And if I was able to rise from the ashes once, I knew I could do it again. I transformed my Dance Career in Atlanta and New York, choreographed and performed throughout the U.S., toured internationally, and built the FIYAH Culture & Wellness brand.

The knowledge of teaching Dance & Movement for years along with the experience of being a dancer and my personal Body Healing journey has allowed me to develop my career much further. As a Yoga and Meditation Practitioner, it was only natural I’d infuse the teachings.

In the past 4 years, I’ve been able to show up as a Speaker, Teacher, Healing Guide & Coach spreading the FIYAH about how Dance, Fitness, Yoga & Meditation keeps you ignited! I am now based in Ft. Lauderdale, loving and living in Passion and Purpose.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. It has been a road of twists and turns, triumph and treasure. Because early on in my career I took on a very open-minded attitude I was able to travel and explore. I love that I was brave and took many chances just to create a life of vibrant stories. This comes with risks being taken and a lifetime struggle of how to maintain balance before losing oneself.

If I could categorize the main struggles I’ve dealt with it would be BALANCE… in every way. During the time I lived in New York, teaching, choreographing, and growing a Dance Theater company, I reached Burn Out. My health, mentally, physically, and emotionally suffered. All because I hadn’t yet learned to honor my Balance and Boundaries.
And that goes right into another challenge I’ll mention is WORTH.

Getting to the point where you truly believe you are worthy to go after something special, that moment you finally understand how special you truly are… and that YOU yes YOU deserve to be aligned in abundance and always nourish the soul no matter what.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
FIYAH Culture and Wellness brand offers products and services designed for Body Mind Spirit Health.

FIYAH products: I have explored myself as a Creator and it has translated into the Phoenix FIYAH Creations products. I sell custom waist beads, Yoga mats, Sage Bundles, Apparel & more.

The Phoenix Fiyah Waistbeads are the current most popular FIYAH product. No creation is alike. I infuse every set of ties on handmade Waistbeads with intentions on the colors and designs. I curate and customize Waistbeads & personalized meditations.

FIYAH Services: I’m an ACE Certified Fitness Instructor and a Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher with 20 years of experience in Dance… my connection with the Body is intimate. I specialize in not just the physical training, but the Mental & Spiritual practice used to build thriving more flourishing lives.

I’m known for empowering Women, promoting Culture, and centering the Community. I’m most proud of transitioning FIYAH Classes to Virtual platforms and further incorporating a fully online program to reach people all over the world. So know wherever you are… In Florida or not, we can connect and you can Ignite your FIYAH!

I offer FIYAH services for small group classes, private clients, workshops, events, online or in-person

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
I am also an instructor at The Yoga Joint at Hollywood and Pembroke Pines. You can find me teaching FIIT, FLOW & RESTORE on the schedule, look for Jessica Phoenix!

If you’d like to connect or speak further regarding FIYAH products or services:
Instagram @phoenix_fiyah
Text 954-758-9433.

Thanks for the feature VoyageMIA!

And to everyone out there… keep your FIYAH ignited!

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